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  1. 15 Nov '12 17:46
    I end up starting way too many of these, so I will just put my interesting games in this one thread from now on. That is unless one with something really instructional comes along.

    Here is one that I just finished:

    3 Minutes / Rated / White - Me Black - 1900+



    Diagram for note to 22. ... Qg7 23.h6 Qxf6 24.Rxf6 :



    Black is tied down and in a forced mating sequence! If the e8 rook leaves the back rank, its Rf8 for white. If not, it's simply Rf7 and Rg7. That's an interesting mating net for a rook ending.

    I hope you enjoyed the game. Comments are welcome.
  2. 15 Nov '12 23:43
    That is an interesting mating net. Your blitz games are always exciting and I for one would love to see them all together.
  3. 16 Nov '12 20:15
    Originally posted by HikaruShindo
    That is an interesting mating net. Your blitz games are always exciting and I for one would love to see them all together.
    Thanks!

    Here is a nice short one from last night:

  4. 18 Nov '12 02:22
    I'm having a good (and lucky day).
    Earlier, I repeatedly bumbled in a game and was totally busted with seconds on my clock.
    My opponent got disconnected and forfeited, so I won!
    I only mention this because that game and this one helped me to reach my highest blitz rating ever at FICS (2102).
    Here is the game that put me there:

  5. 19 Nov '12 04:45
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I'm having a good (and lucky day).
    Earlier, I repeatedly bumbled in a game and was totally busted with seconds on my clock.
    My opponent got disconnected and forfeited, so I won!
    I only mention this because that game and this one helped me to reach my highest blitz rating ever at FICS (2102).
    Here is the game that put me there:

    [pgn][Ev ...[text shortened]... The queen has no other squares either! White Resigns} 0-1 [/pgn]
    Rather interestingly i was kablitzing on fics and i asked for the highest rated game and who appeared, but paulbuchman . I think it was a lightning game . I tried to follow you after that but you were gone.
  6. 19 Nov '12 06:07
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Rather interestingly i was kablitzing on fics and i asked for the highest rated game and who appeared, but paulbuchman . I think it was a lightning game . I tried to follow you after that but you were gone.
    I popped in and out all day. I rarely have more than ten free minutes at a time lately. Sometimes I play a game log out, tend to the distraction, long back in a few minutes later, play again, get distracted again, etc. It's hard to concentrate with life going on around me.
  7. 10 Dec '12 02:22
    This is just an unrated 3 minute game, but I like the knight coordination in the end. (I was black.)

  8. 13 Dec '12 22:01
    A pair of minis (played back to back):



  9. Standard member vivify
    rain
    14 Dec '12 07:23
    Paul, though there aren't many replies, don't think people aren't checking each and every one of your games. Thanks for posting them.
  10. 14 Dec '12 09:22
    Originally posted by vivify
    Paul, though there aren't many replies, don't think people aren't checking each and every one of your games. Thanks for posting them.
    Thanks

    I may go back and add light notes to the last two, when I get some more time.
  11. 14 Dec '12 18:55
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    A pair of minis (played back to back):


  12. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    14 Dec '12 19:05
    Liking the tactics Paul, keep it up
  13. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    15 Dec '12 18:30 / 1 edit

    1/2-1/2
  14. 11 Jan '13 19:33
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    [pgn]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 e6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. a3 Nf6 6. d3 Be7 7. Bg5 O-O 8. Qd2 Bd7 9. O-O h6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bf4 Nge5 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. Ne2 Nxc4 14. dxc4 e5 15. Be3 Be6 16. b3 f5 17. f3 f4 18. Bf2 Bh4 19. Nc3 Bxf2+ 20. Rxf2 Qe7 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. cxd5 b5 23. Qd3 a6 24. c4 Rab8 25. cxb5 axb5 26. a4 Qa7 27. Kf1 Qa5 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
    1/2-1/2
    Sorry ... I'm just now seeing this. (I'm getting ready to post a game.) I'm guessing I was black and we drew? I've dabbled with both sides of this, so I guess I could be white. The only reason I suspect that I was black is because of move 22, closing the hole.
  15. 11 Jan '13 20:00 / 1 edit


    Black's 5th move seems to be a serious mistake, and I get a crushing iniative after this!

    Try to figure out white's compensation/next sequence of moves.

    The complete game with light notes:

    Game In 3 Minutes - I was white.




    Position after the better move 23.Rfg5 ... White mates by force.

    Sample mates: